The ADL Thesaurus Protocol is a lightweight, stateless, XML- and HTTP-based protocol for accessing thesauri: structured, controlled vocabularies of words and phrases that represent conceptual categories. The protocol is based on the Z39.19 thesaurus model and supports downloading, querying, and navigating thesauri.
A generic, open source thesaurus server, written in Java and based on Java web application technology, can be downloaded below. The server is capable of loading thesauri from a variety of sources, including MultiTes export files.
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